When you’re expecting, there’s a lot to learn and today, so many different ways to learn it. We have a variety of resources and tools for you during this time. Take advantage of our Family Beginnings classes, download our free BabyBeginnings App and review our online information to learn all you can. Still have questions? Give us a call. We’re here to help.
Our BabyBeginning App will lead you through the stages of pregnancy through birth, breastfeeding and newborn care. It’s available on your desktop and tablet, as well as a smartphone app in 15 languages and a read-to-me option. Fill out our registration form to receive a username and password to access the app.
The Newborn Channel
Watch our helpful videos on everything from preparing for your baby's arrival to breastfeeding, baby care and more. Just enter access code 00790.
Videos for our NICU families can be found here.
Choosing a Physician for Your Baby
Babies and children are not just small adults; their health care needs are different. It's important to find a health care professional who can provide specialized care. As a baby grows and develops, a health care provider is essential for routine care as well as illnesses or injuries. A pediatrician, family practice health care provider, physician's assistant, family nurse practitioner or pediatric nurse practitioner can be your baby's primary care provider.
A primary care provider may care for children from the time that they are newborns until they're 21 years old. They provide:
- Well child care
- Preventive health including immunizations and screening
- Guidance for caregivers
- Care for illnesses and injuries
- Referrals to specialists as needed
Choosing a provider for your child is an important part of preparing for a new baby. There are many things to consider, from training and experience to their office location, hours and routines. Finding a provider isn't hard, but it's best to start early. You can ask the health care professional who delivers your baby for names, and talk with other parents about their provider. Many health care providers offer a special time for parents to come and visit the office, learn about the providers and staff and ask questions. There may or may not be a charge for this visit.
Family Beginnings Classes
Our series of expectant family programs offer something for every member of your family from early pregnancy, prepared childbirth and breastfeeding classes to courses designed for new dads-to-be, grandparents and young siblings, and much more.
Prenatal Fitness & Massage
Staying fit and relaxed can help you have a healthy pregnancy. CoxHealth offers prenatal and new mom massage services.
Child Passenger Safety
Properly installing and using a car seat can be challenging. Before you begin, always consult the car seat manufacturer's instructions and the owner's manual for your vehicle. Our technicians offer free car seat checks, scheduled four weeks in advance.